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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tuesdays with Morrie, a review by Solveig
Author: Mitch Albom
Basically, Tuesdays with Morrie is about a man named Mitch who rediscovers his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, when Morrie is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and is interviewed by Ted Koppel.
The story is about Morrie holding one last class, with one student. They meet every Tuesday because they are "Tuesday People." Mitch brings in a list of topics he wants to discuss, such as family, life, death, etc., as Morrie slowly dies.
The two main characters are Mitch and Morrie, and Mitch is just a rich sports reporter who is trying to get through life. He grows from a cold businessman to a loving person. Morrie is a dying old man who is loved by everybody and also loves everybody in return. Morrie just wants to live the last bit of his life as best he can.
This book was extremely strong in the "teaching" aspect. There were a lot of life lessons in there. I thin its biggest weakness was that whenever Mitch spook, his quotations didn't have quote marks, which really bothered me. The book was never slow, and there wasn't too much description, which helped the story move along.
The ending of the book had some really good closure, with everything really resolving itself. I don't know if I would like other books by Mitch Albom, I think the character of Morrie Schwartz really holds it together.
I would rate Tuesdays with Morrie 4.75 chocolate bars out of 5.
The book's cover was just beige with the author, title, and some quotes on the top in red. I thought it was classy and simple, like the story.
The book was mostly appropriate--there was a little use of the "a-word."